Youth and Families
LEARN AND EXPLORE
Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!
Saturday October 16, 2021 (RSVP by end-of-day Monday October 11, 2021 to receive a Badge & Certificate)
$14 per participant (uniforms encouraged, includes a ride)
Join us for a fun day of Scout related activities including talking with historic railroad workers like an engineer or telegrapher, visiting the Museum’s railyard featuring different types of rail cars, exploring the tools used by the railroad and how to lay track. Participants can also hear railroad stories and send a message in Morse code, learn about railroad signaling using lanterns, whistles & horns! We will also look at the different scales used in model railroading. And of course, take a historic train ride!
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.
This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.
STORY TIME AND CRAFT
10am-11am 3rd Tuesday Each Month
Join staff and volunteers at the Colorado Railroad Museum as they share some of their favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take.
– All Aboard the Spooky Express by Eric James (at the Museum)
– Clickety Clack by Rob and Amy Spence (online)
– Steam Train, Dream Train by Rinker & Lichtenheld (at the Museum & online)
– The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (at the Museum)
– Terrific Trains by Milton & Parker (online)
Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.
Story Time and Craft is also available online! Check out our awesome playlist of train themed children’s stories on our YouTube channel by clicking here! A new story is added the third Wednesday each month!
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